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Jul 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
>> sure. i have actually, lived with washington, i think, for about 25 years, i -- i wrote a biography of washington, back, in the 1980s, and i came back to washington, early in the decade, and wrote a comparative study of washington, john adams and thomas jefferson during the revolution and then turned to washington as a politician, and looked at him in the ascent of george washington from that standpoint. and, i think in each of those endeavors, what strikes me about washington, is he's a very complex individual, and he's a very difficult person to get to know. he was very careful in anything that he wrote. and unfortunately, his widow, martha washington, destroyed all of their letters. so we can't really see a private side to washington. and, i think that is what fascinates me more than anything about washington, is to keep digging and digging to try to learn what i can about washington. >> host: to our viewers, what makes in-depth work, are your calls, and, we will be going to calls in about 10 minutes, for john ferling and we welcome your questions, we especially would l
Jul 6, 2009 12:00am EDT
political genius of an american icon. .. , washington dc. we will be live the next three hours from the reynolds museum and education center and our special guest today is the noted war historian and washington biographer john ferling. thank you for being with us. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> host: you're latest book the descent of washington is where we are going to start today to explain the george washington you came to know through your research. >> guest: i actually lived with washington i think for 25 years. i wrote a biography of washington backend 1980's. i came back to washington early in this decade and wrote a comparative study of washington, john adams and thomas jefferson during the revolution and then i turned to washington and as a politician and looked at him in the ascent of george washington and from that standpoint, and i think in each of those endeavors what strikes me about washington is he is a very complex individual and a very difficult personal to get to know. he was very careful and anything garrote, and unfortunately his widow, martha washington,
Jul 11, 2009 8:00am EDT
tumultuous election of 1800. mr. ferling's latest book is the ascents of george washington, the hidden political genius of an american icon. >> good afternoon and welcome to this special edition of book tv's "in-depth" on this independence day weekend. we have live today from the home of george and martha washington, mounts vernon, 16 miles down the potomac river. at mounts vernon, we'll be live for the next three hours from the reynolds museum and education center and our special guest today is the noted revolutionary war historian and washington biographer, john ferling. dr. ferling, thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> your latest book, the ascents of george washington, is where we're going to start today and i will like you to explain to people the george washington you came to note through your research. >> sure. i have actually sort of lived with washington, i think, for about 25 years. i wrote a biography of washington back in the 1980's, i came back to washington early in this decade, and wrote a comparative study of washington, john adams and thomas jeff
Jul 4, 2009 11:00pm EDT
next, he argues that washington was correct in a statement that an american victory was, quote, a little short of the standing merkel. mr. john ferling will be the guest on in depth sunday july 5th. this talk from the military library in chicago is an hour and half. .. special thanks to were presenting sponsor of the tribune foundation along with their individual and program sponsors an associate members for helping make this presentation possible. for over 30 years john ferling has dedicated screw to early american history. he is the author of nine books and numerous articles on the american revolution and early american wars and has appeared in several television documentaries. devoted to revolution and the war of independence. his book has struggled to make the american public won the francis book award. he is with us to discuss the almost america, the american victory in the war of independence. please join me in welcoming to the pritzker military library, john ferling. [applause] >> thank you. it is a delight to be in chicago and to be at this fine institution. i wanted to be
Jul 5, 2009 1:29pm EDT
seas from that point on. during the war to the best of my knowledge washington had no, no contact with the spanish. he certainly, of course, did as president of the united states, and one of the last acts of washington as president in the last full year of his presidency was he concluded a treaty that was called the pinckney treaty with spain, and it was a treaty that resolved many of the western differences that had existed with spain. actually from the 1760s all the way down to the 1790s that spain agreed to the southern boundary of the united states, that the united states wanted which is more or less the boundary along georgia and alabama and the florida boundary today extending out to the mississippi river. and they opened navigation, gave the united states the right of navigation on the mississippi river which was absolutely crucial for opening the west because that was the only way that western farmers living in places like kentucky and ohio and indiana and illinois had for getting their goods to market. otherwise they had to bring their goods across the appalachian mountai
Jul 4, 2009 10:00am EDT
published over 50000 times in national geographic time, "the new york times," the washington post and others. for more information visit visions of >> with the birth of a continental army in 1775 local militias were organized under the leadership of george washington that begin an eight year engagement that would be known as the american revolutionary war. despite the outcome, it was not by all historical accounts a model of tactical brilliance in superior court nation. in fact, as you'll soon learn that was quite the contrary. if not for significant he wrote actions overcoming inept decisions and a fair amount of good old fashioned luck, the result of the war and the future of our nation could have been three different. our program is coming to you from the pritzker military library in downtown chicago. about halfway through we will be taking questions from our studio audience and from those of you is joining us on the internet. a special thanks to our present sponsor along with our individual and program sponsors and associate members. for helping make this presenta
Jul 4, 2009 4:15pm EDT
understand the ideals and unyielding integrity of george washington. despite all of our frailties, david mccullough dress many reasons why we should be proud to be an american. his lovely wife is in the audience. where are you? rosalie, thank you for being here. she has been his soul mate. they've been married over 50 years and together he bought his first typewriter in 1962 and still pipes his books on the typewriter. isn't that fun? these and gentlemen, david mccullough. [applause] >> thank you. how nice of you. thank you. what a warm welcome. thanks for all you said so generously and french and rosalie, who is my editor-in-chief and she is listen to the commission control for a large family. we have five children, five spouses of the five children, 17 grandchildren, and she runs this all in one way or another. she's also the secretary of the treasury. [laughter] somebody's laughing as though they really know what that means. [laughter] and the chair of the ethics committee. [laughter] i am pleased you mentioned my typewriter. i'm worried about my typewriter. it is a 1940 royal
Jul 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
feliz inicio de semana.. el presi buscara en washington apoyo para recuperar la presidencia de su pais, despues que el ejercito evitara su retorno junto con un comitiva internacional, a bordo de un avion del gobierno venezolano.. ... fernando pizarro nos trae mas... mientras tanto en honduras, ristas. carlos de vega... explora la situacion... el ex alcalde de washington marion barry enfrenta cargos por acosar y perseguir a una ex companera sentimental... los abogados de barry senalan que los cargos impuestos a raiz de las acusaciones de la mujer identificada como donna watts seran desechados en la corte... segun el abogado barry y watts viajaban rumbo a la playa de rehoobot el sabado cuando ella cambio de opinion, y ambos regresaron a washington... poco despues barry fue arrestado tras haberla dejado en su casa.. en prince willam, surgen denuncias por presunta neglÑÑÑcia y ÑÑÑÑÑÑmalos tratos administracion de los apartamentos que los transladen a otros apartamentos de la misma compania, tambien que les reembolsen sus depositos, y que les paguen los gastos del alojamiento
Jul 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
en proximo lunes....en washington claudia uceda univision la cri÷?que afecta a la ÷ nacion, pero especialmente a los inmigrantes, estaria contribueyendo para@> mileslucce hay ayuda para facilitar el tramite de ciudadania.. mas de 20-aÑos que gilma es residente permanente.... su sueÑo es convertirse en ciudadana americana...pero dice que lo poco que gana vendiendo en las calles, no le alcanza para los tramites de la ciudadania... "se me hace muy dificil, porque tengo que ayudar a mi familia y a toda la gente, se me hace muy dificil, muy dificil, dificil para mi" la crisis economica estaria obstaculizando las esperanzas de muchos residentes permanentes de convertise en ciudadanos... "creemos que eso es uno de los factores ya que la gente ahorita mismo esta aguantando su dinero y quizas para una familia, 675 dolares es mucho dinero y en vez de invertirlo en su futuro como ciudadano, se invierten en otra cosa" apesar de los obstaculos, los beneficios de ser ciudadano no tienen precio, dice la directora regional de la campaÑa ya es hor
Jul 23, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, unfortunately, right around much of the washington area, haven't seen much. here is what has been going on. you can see this area of rain moving up into new england. that's going to be a nasty storm there. so still a few more heavy rains and at months pier is saturated. we are going to be seeing for the most part, i think, a lot of shine this weekend. still cannot rule out a few thunderstorms. i will tell you more about that when i join you downstairs. lightning in the area. >>> speaking of lightning we begin tonight with the breaking news from bethesda where a man is hehospitalized after being bruy lightng. 0 3 h:0nestthpejud after:0th0s afternoon at the congressional country club. that's where jackie bensen is at suburban hospital with more on this. jackie? >> reporter: for reasons that have not bn made clear to us the patient has been transferred from suburban hospital here in bethesda to the washington hospital center i northwest washington. the helicopter took off just a few minutes ago for the medevac. again, we don't know why the patient was transferred. we can tell you washingto
Jul 22, 2009 5:00am EDT
. >> thank you. >>> as if red line riders did not have enough headaches already, "the washington post" is out with some stories about safety. >> there is some malfunctioning. matt brock is live with more. >> they cannot expect delays because the ntsb continues to investigate the accident here on the red line and continues to look into those sensors, the circuit in this control system. here is the article that is causing quite a fuss. john kao when on the defense on tuesday against a -- john katcae went on the defense on tuesday. >> the fact is this system is safe. >> the real chief says problems have been found with numerous rail circuits in four of five lines. it is expected to contribute to the accident near fort totten. ito said the entire system is being tested twice -- he said the entire system is being tested twice a day. >> we will go beyond the normal maintenance. people sometimes mistake that for a problem. >> what are commuters saying? >> everybody is a budget up in the middle. people are afraid. -- everybody is launchibunchingn the middle. >> we spoke to one employee this m
Jul 23, 2009 6:00pm EDT
podemos disminuir el perfil racial en nuestras comunidades" en washington, maria rosa lucchini univision... ante un rebrote de la influenza "a" h1n1 las autoridades del gobierno federal se aprestan a combatir el mal con medidas de prevencion..fernando pizarro nos dice de que tratan... 44vel congreso considerara una propuesta de ley que establesca estandares de seguridad para los sistemas de trenes subterraneos del pais.. la iniciativa fue presentada por la senadora de maryland barbara mikulski, a raiz del mortal accidente de metro que se registro en la linea roja el mes pasado, donde nueve personas perdieron la vida.. por otra parte, investigadores federales sostienen que el sistema de senalizacion que detecta a los trenes detenidos sobre los rieles ha experimentado problemas en la zona del accidente por unos 18- meses... dos hombres enfrentan por utilie la barack obama ha mejorado la imagen de los estados unidos en el extranjero, segun una encuesta difundida hoy, aunque aun persisten profundas suspicacias en el mundo musulman... las opinione
Jul 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
vocera de la policia de prince williams en un comunicado a univision washington seÑalo que edgar rodriguez enfrenta cargos por intoxicamiento en via publica y rehusarse a dar su identificacion y por causar desorden publico mientras que leticia elias abath enfrenta cargos por aslato a un oficial , obstruccion de la ley y resistencia ambos alcanzan fianzas yo lo que quiero sentar un precedente para que estos casos no se vuelvan a suceder ... victor quiere la reunificacion familiar y pide ayuda a la comunidad para poder sacar de la carcel de inmigracion a su esposa leticia ya que sus hijos de uno y dos aÑos lloran a su mama el no a comido todo el dia quiere ver ... el todas las noches se levanta gritando por su mama por que ella se para en la noche a darle su bibi y los cambias toda la noche ni durmieron la necesitan en serio segun testigos de la fiestas existe un segundo video revelador donde se detallan los presuntos abusos policiales ...mientras tanto edgar rodriguez regresara a corte este proxim
Jul 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
these exotic mortgages. the same mortgages-- option- arms-- that got washington mutual, wachovia, and others in trouble, many credit unions have these same mortgages. >> reporter: there's also opportunity for credit unions with money to lend, when consumers need it most. >> we're looking for borrowers. people who need loans are welcome to come to brightstar. we're writing mortgage loans every day, car loans, home equity loans, consolidation loans for high debt consolidations, credit cards-- you name it. we've been available, we're conservative. we're not taking on additional risks. we've done things as we've done them always and our doors are open. >> jeff: some experts see another risk ahead for credit unions. they're worried the wave of job losses at big companies, school systems and local governments will make it harder for members to stay current on loans. >> susie: joining us now to talk more about this, dan mica, the c.e.o. of the credit union national association, the washington trade group representing most of the nation's credit unions. mr. mica, welcome to "nightly business
Jul 13, 2009 5:00am EDT
are the worst team in baseball. a major development surrounding the washington nationals. "good morning washington" starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good morning, washington. i am greta kreuz. >> and i am alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. lisa baden is standing by. we will talk with her in the second. steve rudin has the weather. >> we're looking at a nice morning shaping up for us. we will look forward to plenty shun sineunater this teafoon as temperatus te rebound to the mid to upper 80's. 63 in leesburg. 70 suit in d.c. -- 70 degrees in d.c. noontime, 80 degrees. daytime highs in the upper 80's. we will look at the extended outlook coming up. another cool down is on the way. we will also talk about what happened to yesterday. >> i am looking forward to hearing more about your weather. this seems to happen every night, overnight road work. this is going south on the beltway from college park to angers. overnight construction still in the way. in the loop, only one lane to the left getting
Jul 21, 2009 7:00pm EDT
documents that were uncovered by the washington post that indicate there were some trouble, sop of the technicians discovered trouble with the switches back on july 11th. cato made a statement on july 16th saying they hadn't run into any problems yet and they'd inspected all the switches. so it really depends on what he knew and when he knew it. >> very important questions. very much so, there andrew. and jim graham the chairman of the metro board will be there. hopefully we'll get a chance to talk to him as well. andrew stack will bring us the story as it unfolds. >>> moving on to our other top stories. closed for service. nearly 20 virginia rest stops now shut down. plus, pushing pot. according to testimony, the woman on trial for killing her four daughters used to also pump them with marijuana. and trapped in china. 22 high school students are in lockdown over the h1n1. >>> getting an update from 2 high school students from our area who are quarantined in china. maureen key is one of the handful with a confirmed case of h1n1 and she's in the hospital. >> they've been treated rea
Jul 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this tuesday morning. i am greta kreuz. >> and i am alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> another gorgus one out there. >> the soun o has been out r fit ouve minutes. crystal clear skies. it would tycat lly look hazy for eathis t pwtdeoin a a oly . vyom cerrtfortle startour o o 8 5in8 ass. damcu cuwarrenton, 59 degrees. here is the forecast. mid 80's this afternoon. a lot of sunshine. if you patchy clouds this afternoon. a great day and comfortable. >> comfortable out of frederick county. we will show you the pace approaching 109. lanes arps move to the beltway. >> thank you. >>> metro general manager will be on capitol hill today. he will be talking about the deadly train collision. >> this comes after the ntsb urged recommendations to protect metro riders. matt brock is live to explain. >> this hearing on the hill today is about metro's ongoing funding problems. the ntsb recommendations are pretty much telling metro to spend some craash to upgrade. >> i am on it daily and i w
Jul 24, 2009 8:30pm EDT
own health care message? tonight on "washington week." the first black president steps into his first racial controversy. >> the cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. gwen: then attempts to step away. >> there was an overreaction in pulling the professor out of his home to the station. i also continue to believe, based on what i heard, that professor gates probably overreacted as well. gwen: the health care push is being threatened. s rose garden, news conferences and rallies. >> the nation cannot afford a future where our government spends more on medicare and medicaid than we spend on anything else. this is the price of doing nothing about health care. gwen: some remain unmoved. >> this administration, this president has no one else to blame. they have no strong man, they have no press conferences left. gwen: on the hill, fed chairman ben bernanke pushes the reset button. >> we have a much better situation today than we would have if we'd seen a collapse of the global financial system last october.
Jul 22, 2009 6:00am EDT
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning >>>, washington. 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we are glad you're joining us. let's get to your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we will start with brian van de graaff. we are hoping for some rain out there. >> that would be nice. there is one cell down tor ou ou slowly drifting northward. there is shower coming into stafford near quantico into charles county as it dissipates. 66 down towards quantico. 64 in and juice. we are once again going to be in the mid 80's -- 64 in andrews. hopefully you'll get at let one shot or two to get some much-needed rain. saturday you can make those outdoor plants and locked them in. >> traffic is moving nicely along 270 and in and out of baltimore. the baltimore washington parke white is good. bitter loop virginia, your crash is out of the way between 66 and route 7. normal volume of traffic on 66 and 95. this is 270 traffic moving at speed into rock though. more to come on the traffic end. now to alison a doug. >> thank you. >>> a
Jul 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good morning, washington. 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. bank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we will start with brian van de graaff. quite a light show we had last night. >> pretty intense storms rolled through the. last night. a psomeasreicked up twoas-us inches of inesch of rain. oohe tow d0' 's. 68 in woodbridge. its is not qu z prasero es as zs out here this morning. less humid. partly cloudy, mid 80's or so with that chances of more showers this afternoon. some could pack a punch. time to check in with lisa baden. >> i have my little map out here. there has been a crash on 210 southbound, south of 28, north of the charles county line. everybody northbound is going to look to get into their. it is going against the rush hour workflow. a series of wrecks between woodstock and strasbourg. i 70, a helicopter crash. as far as the traffic, but you can get through in both directions of z interstate 70 between hagerst
Jul 9, 2009 5:00am EDT
? "good morning washington" starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good thursday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey, your predictions have been correct. >> it is great weather this time of year. it is hard to believe it is actually in july in washington. the dew point numbers are in the low 50's. that means low humidity. frederick, 60 degrees. ashburn,8. woodbdge, 64 we are a little bitoo c trleo front royal, 57. here is the forecast. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperatures in the low 80's. yesterday we hit 81 at reagan national for an afternoon high. fairly low humidity. we cannot rule out a passing shower in the shenandoah valley. they will be few and far between. tomorrow, scattered cloud cover. a fair amount of sunshine. low 80's for highs by your friday. a great work week. now lisa baden. >> yesterday that really was pleasant. we have lingering road work in a couple of areas. they are pulling the barrels to the side. one. it
Jul 10, 2009 8:30pm EDT
yet happen. tonight on "washington week." meeting popes and presidents -- it's all part of the job for any u.s. leader. >> we've not agreed on every point. but we've shown it is possible to move forward and make real and unprecedented progress together. gwen: still, from climate change abroad to economic and health care fixes at home, the president saw more hurdles than hoorays this week. >> the truth is there was a misreading of just how bad an economy we inherited. >> rather than say misread, we had incomplete information. >> now, this is the greatest fabrication i've seen since i've been in congress. gwen: are health care and economic stimulus off track? and what can the president do to get them back on? plus the week's political mystery. >> i'm not going to close any door that may be open for me out there. gwen: is sarah palin's political career over or just beginning? covering the week, doyle mcmanus of "the los angeles times," ceci connolly of "the washington post," deborah solomon of "the wall street journal" and james barnes of "national journal". announcer: celebrating 40
Jul 28, 2009 5:00am EDT
profiling. "good morning washington". captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. let's get started with your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> here is brian van de graaff out in the humidity with the moisture. >> not even wearing a coat. it is very muggy this morning. we're seeing temperatures in the eru '0'snd l aow'0s. '0' fo p part, it should b a a dry day. then erat ithe mid 60's. we are about 72 in the city. it will be partly -- partly cloudy skies and a chance of an isolated storm. we'll check in with adam caskey in 10 minutes. >> it is a good morning. clearing overnight construction out of your way. everything is clear around the beltway. nothing through a northeast, washington. nothing on the freeway. 95 between richmond and baltimore is clear. good on270. 66 and good on the dulles greenway and dulles toll road with a live picture of quiet traffic where the greenway and the toll road kind of melt together. we will take you over to the beltway in oxon hill. good on the beltway
Jul 22, 2009 9:00am EDT
matter about you as a journalist is the way you work >> joe: i'm john harris of the washington post and that's what mattered what came after your name. you needed the institutional platform in the web it does not matter as much. what matters is the distinctive abilities of the reporters to recognize a good story, promote a good story and use the phrase i often use drive the conversation. >> there was talk for a long time about rolling your own newspaper and clip from various locations into a certain degree that's already here, that's called the internet. you simply go to the sites you wish to go to. >> and i thought from day one that what will define the presidency the first years is the big bang theory of taking a crisis and thinking you can do big things and a lot of things simultaneously. it doesn't look at sound brilliant right now doing cap and trade and health care reform simultaneously. >> the place so watch is the white house the circle around the president and foreign policy there are a few peoples whose names you haven't heard and dennis mcdonough and i think this is a true of
Jul 19, 2009 10:00am EDT
headquarters in washington. >> reporter: he became a newspaper columnist late in life and on this program, six years ago i asked cronkite about his increasingly liberal writing. if you have been a liberal, does that mean -- when you were anchoring the cbs evening news did that affect the way you looked at the world and story selection? >> i don't think, howard, it had any doubt, without any doubt, it's affected how i looked at the world. but i do not think it affected my reporting on the air. >> joining us from santa barbara, bob sheaf, host of "face the nation" and former anchor of the cbs evening news, new york, the executive producer of cbs' "48 hours" in washington, bernard shaw, former cnn anchor, of course and former washington correspondent for cbs news. let me start with you, bob schieffer. there have been a lot of good network anchors, including you. what were the qualities that set cronkite apart? >> well, number one, he just loved the news. number two, he let nothing get in the way of the news. with walter, the news always came first. the cbs evening news with walter cr
Jul 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
...nosotros les !!!!!!!! washington ambos lados siguen preparando el terreno para lo que sera 1 batalla politica sobre inmigracion. por 1 lado, el senador democrata charles schumer prometio que presentara 1 proyecto de ley de reforma para principios de septiembre. pero el senado aprobo 1 medida para que se construyan 700 millas de doble muro fronterizo. grupos que apoyan la reforma migratoria le restan importancia a estas medidas. "estas enmiendas no tienen mucha relevancia. son votos simbolicos en realidad porque eso va a ser 1 debate que va a ocurrir en 1 par de meses cuando estemos hablando de la reforma migratoria integral." el senado tambie÷o÷oq@q@q@q golpearon y apuÑalaron a un joven de 21- aÑos identificado como edwin umana el martes en wheaton...kevin miranda de 17 a, christian salmeron, de 20- anos, hirbin bladimir guerrero de 16, jose a hernandez tambien de 16, deshaun budd-bey de 18 y jose vasquez de 21 enfrentan cargos por asesinato en primer grado, asalto en primer grado y conspiracion para cometer un policia cr
Jul 4, 2009 6:30pm EDT
target following the 9/11 attacks. >> just like we opened the capitol and we opened the washington monument it should have been opened years ago. >> reporter: the statue of liberty opened in 1886, for decades was the first symbol of american freedom, immigrants saw. each year, more than 2 million visitors come here. >> we have taken some stems to make it safer. >> reporter: national park ranger dave den ham gave us a tour of the island and the statue's many features, none brighter than gold leave torch. >> that torch, that beacon, that light is a light that shines not just for america but for the whole world and it is the idea of freedom itself. >> reporter: novice tors have gone to the for f since 1916, since 2004 they have been allowed as high as the statue's size 879 sandals. >> about 150 feet. >> and now people can go how far? >> now you can go up about another 125 feet. >> the stairways have been renovated with more hand rails and ventilation but it is still 354 stems to the top. >> honestly the stairs are narrow, they are steep, and there are a lot of them. >> reporter: visit
Jun 30, 2009 9:00pm EDT
do in washington. that is why i signed up for the job in the first place. when we started this campaign, way back in the february of 2007, i said that americans have never backed away from tough challenges and minnesota people have always led the way. working with our fantastic senior senator amy klobuchar, i'm going to fight hard to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable to all of minnesota's. . . when you win an election is close, you know that not one bit of effort went to waste. i can only imagine how hard these past months have been. no matter whether you voted for me, for senator coleman, for senator berkeley, or whether you voted all, i want the people of minnesota to know that i am ready to work for all of you. i am committed to being a voice for all minnesotans in the u.s. senate. i know there is been a lot of talk about the fact that what i am sworn in, i will be the sixtieth member of the democratic caucus. that is not how i see it. the way i see it, i am not going to washington to be the sixtieth democratic senator, i'm going to washington to be the secon
Jul 2, 2009 10:00am EDT
washington in which several top officers were killed and the response of the reagan administration was to set up a secret program is elaborate exercises in which three different teams were established -- they actually ran drills, teams of -- i forget 30 to 45 career officials who would know how to run the government and they needed someone to be in charge of each team so they appointed several people who knew how the federal government ran, and then they would take a cabinet member. now the cabinet member could be someone like secretary of agriculture, john block, for example, someone who didn't know national security. but the person who would really know how to run the show would be a former white house chief of staff. and so both dick cheney and don rumsfeld who both served as white house chief guesseses -- chiefs of staffs participated in these exercises and still relevant to some of the issues i'll talk about is they would go to different places each time. sometimes abandoned school yards. why? they did that because the earlier responses of the 1950s had been to create these famous bu
Jul 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
remind you to go in there feet first on your first time. good morning, washington. >>> in prince george's county, lawmakers are giving you a chance to weigh in on the democratic health care plan. there will be a town meeting tonight to discuss what the plan should include. >>> the gop is speaking out against the health ca plan. it is being called a risky plan that will hurt the economy. this will get underway at 9:00 p.m. at the national press club. >>> 6:11. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's check inith steve rudin. we need some rain out there. >> we could use a little bitf rain. it looks like we will get some rain later a we have some storms mainly to the south and east of bust. there are a cluster of storms over the richmond area. it could affect calvert counties over the next few hours or so. they are diminishing as they move towards the north. we are going to call for mostly cloudy skies with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. daytime high temperatures around 80 degrees. let's check the rush-hour commute. >> i have some good and some bad. south on 270 late-c
Jul 29, 2009 5:00am EDT
headd for the pony swim. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. it is as humid as can be. >> we do have been skewed showers on the radar this morning. this batch of moisture down into western fairfax. you are under the gun if you're coming in on 66 this morning. otherwise, fairly tried this morning. at dulles. let's give you the forecast. we are in the 70's this morning. temperatures will be held back because of the clouds. some thunderstorms are likely. we will talk more about that as the day goes on. let's have the first look of the traffic of the day. >> first thing i wanted to discuss is southbound baltimore- washington parkway. there was a crash over the weekend near route 50. the crash is on the left side of the road. they're doing major repairs. that means southbound baltimore washington parke white for the rest of this morning, only o
Jul 30, 2009 5:00am EDT
beltway. no problems through northeast washington. nothing across the anacostia river. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and baltimore. we will take you live and show you beltway traffic in oxon hill. it is running smartly to and from the wilson bridge. hopefully it will not be as hazy and foggy today. newschopper 7 has been grounded over the pas few days. now to top stories. >> thank you. >>> firefighters areesll s oti thsceenre ofa two-alarm fire in >> block of chain bridge road has been destroyed. pamela brown is live at the scene with more. good morning. >> firefighters faced some big obstacles last night. the owner is a well-known d.c. resident. the owners are out of town. there are no injuries to report. an intense blaze swept through this the state in this northwest palisades neighborhood. >> i am sure the house that is burning is substantial. >> firefighter said no one was home when the blaze broke out. the fire gutted the house, substantially reducing the art collection. it's >> really bad. >> firefighters arrived within minutes. it took them nearly two hours
Jul 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
....claudia uceda amplia el informe... este oficial de la policia de washington es acusado de ostigar a muchos hispanos en la concurrida calle columbia en adams morgan.... "solo porque lo ve a uno caminando ya le va llamando la atencion, siempre ha sido eso, ya tiene astante tiempo..." "camina al par de la persona para ver que? pero es solamente con los latinos..." organizacion comunitaria mi tierra, dice que recibe constantes quejas relacionadas al oficial kurtz... "les ha estado tomando foto, ######################### habia quedado sin trabajo., trabajaba en construccion... " en un comunicado la policia de washington dijo que sus oficiales investigan la venta ilegal de documentos fraudulentos... y aclaro que el oficial kurtz no investiga violaciones migratorias... " la oficina del concejal jim graham ha pedido una investigacion de los supuestos abusos y tambien una aclaracion de la relacion entre policia y el servicio de inmigracion y control de aduanas en esa zona...
Jul 15, 2009 5:00am EDT
, washington. the all-star game last night was in st. louis. the national league was trying to snap a drought. here is a shot to left field. that is a problem. he is letting it out for a double. jeter slides at home. bottom of the fifth. this is a can of corn. zimmerman was retired. he flew out twice. adam jones rips a shot to right field. no problem tagging up scoring the winning run. the national league has not won the all-star game since 1996. >> we were fortunate. it was another close game. i have no idea and i do not want to figure it out. hopefully it will continue. >> there is your look at sports. >> thank you. >>> time for the latest headlines in business news. >> linda bell joins us live for that. >> good morning. we're talking about the washington metro crash. they will likely face claims of $100 million. legal experts say a i g are among the firms that may face substantial claims. the cost will depend on loss of expected lifetime earnings and the degree of negligence. bloomberg news has learned the fdic chairman is pushing for tougher measures for the largest firms. it will
Jul 3, 2009 8:30pm EDT
applause] gwen: covering the week, martha raddatz of abc news. dan balz of "the washington post." naftali bendavid of "the wall street journal." and joan biskupic of "usa today." captioned by the national captioning institute >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence. from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> they shape our world. new conveniences. america's minerals. it's the stuff dreams are made of. there's more information at >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by boeing. major funding for "washington week" is provided by the annenberg foundation, the john s. and james l. knight foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> once again from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. you'll recall that during the presidential campaign, much of the debate over the future of iraq centered on on
Jul 30, 2009 9:40am EDT
baby here in washington. you have the legg mason tennis classic on saturday and what a round of players you have lined up. how did you get all of these famous faces. >> as you mentioned it is my babies. we have been doing it 41 years. and this year we have an extraordinary field. sincerely maybe the best ever in the history of the tournament and the reason for that is simple. we raised our prize money by $600,000 and we had to commit to that two years ago we never knew about the economy and all of the problems when we agreed to do so. and in turn, the app agreed we would be the only tournament in the world of tennis anywhere. so if you are a good tennis player you either play washington or you rest. it is an exclusive ity thing we negotiated in turn for raising our prize money and becoming one of the top 20 tournaments in the world and it really has paid dividends because we have 16 of the top 20 players in the tennis. five of the quarterfinalists in wimbledon. we have an enormously talented field. led by andy roddick who won it three times and the defending champion from argent
Jul 12, 2009 11:15pm EDT
player will have an opportunity to contribute to the team. >>> and washington, hosting the new york buzz, the coach, jensen, always pumped up. washington steals a competition on the way to a victory, improving 3 and 4, williams making an appearance, get out there for that. look who else made an appearance, the redskins tackle. >> this is fun it is just a great environment. everybody is out here dancing around, a nice cool evening. and just walking a lot of great athletes out there do what they do best. >> pga tour now, the john deer classic, approach on the par-4- 6, i'm pretty sure he will like it. how about hopping in there for an eagle? yeah, shot a second round, 61, finishing 20-under-par to win the sixth career pga title, lots of momentum, going into the british open. time now the geico 15 minutes of fame. and it goes to big, bad brock lesnar. the 6'6", big guy, taking on mir. but he took the fight to brock lesnar early, but once this one got tothe mat, trouble coming for mir. people like that, probably not mir, brock lesnar took over, hitting him in the face over and over to w
Jul 17, 2009 5:00am EDT
institute >>> good morning, washington. it is friday. i am greta kreuz. >> and i am alison starling. we made it to friday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we begin with adam caskey. we are ready for the weekend. >> we have great weather on tap for the weekend. it is looking better than we had expected. today looks unsettled. we doav he the chance o h some severth understos. it is ak kewe could use thetu have little weak sprinkle morning f to the tostst -- off to e .east .to southeast. near 70 varying degre of humidity. 6868tt mblaernd with light rain. 70 in manassas. partly sunny skies. you'll notice an increase in the cloud cover. highs near 90 degrees. it is dependent upon how much sunshine you receive. afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected. some could become severe. we'll talk more about the weend coming up. >> traffic on the beltway near 5202. there are moving those barrels out of the way. -- traffic on the beltway near 50 and 202. construction project, two to the left and one to the right. this is near fedex field. no
Jul 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
washington there's this whole move afoot to have ne regutions, new rulesfor e financial system. and i know you're opposed to y new regation for credit unions. tell us why. >> well, we have not said we're opposed to any new regulationor credit unions. and iill tell you the administrati, i just met with oicials yesterday, said that some the regations th're proposing wldn't be on top of current regulations, but theyould be in place of. and we'd beinterested in that. if they could elimine it. but i don't ce whether you're a credit unio or a bank, if you have 50ounds of regulations anthen they want to put another 5 on it you say wait a minute, the burden gets too heavy. weant to do what'sbest for consumers, and that's who we workor. we want to do what's bt for our members. but we wanteasonable ount of regulation. and we want complete transpency and access for our members. an silicity in forms, all of what the adminisation is talking abou bu that extra 50 pounds,f 's not needed, saying we're going to work against i and work toodify it so it works to everyone advantage and go public policy. >> su
Jul 3, 2009 6:15pm EDT
w.e.b. du bois, booker t. washington, marcus garvey and william juan wrote trotter described harrison as the foremost african-american and looked in his in iraq with the same program. philip randolph refers to harrison as do many others as the form father of her love radicalism. author schaumburg, the porter weaken bibliophile who was a pall bearer at harrison's massive harlem funeral, said that he felt harrison was ahead of his time and i think it is relevant because again, harrisons funeral world there were several thousand at his funeral suffuse popular that his time but much of what he says and rights has relevance i think for audiences still today. as a political activist terrorism's contributions were truly extraordinary. he played uniques signal rules in the largest class radical movement socialism and the largest race radical movement, the new negro slash car fi movement of his era and some historians say in u.s. history to that time. he was a leading black organizer, agitator and theoretician of the socialist party of new york. the founder of the new negro movement and its first
Jul 27, 2009 12:00am EDT
proliferation. the political turmoil inside iran has left washington grappling for a way forward for its attempts to engage its long-time foe. hillary clinton said tehran did not have the capacity to make decisions about relations with the outside world at the moment. >> we haven't had any response, so we have certainly reached out. we have made it clear that that's what we would be willing to do, even now, despite our ap salute condemnation of what they have done in the election, and since. but i don't think they have any capacity to make that kind of decision right now. >> mrs. clinton said washington wanted to engage iran as a country, not any leader, in particular, and she repeated that the u.s. would continue to help up beef up the military capability of its allies in the gulf region who were worried about iran. the secretary of state said countries in asia were looking to connect with the burmese authorities to help them find a way forward. >> i think there is a willingness on the part of many neighbors and those who do business with burma to try to up the contact and the pressure
Jul 10, 2009 8:00pm EDT
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Jul 10, 2009 5:00am EDT
and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your de. >>> friday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. welcome to friday. let's get started with your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey. he has been promising more on the moisture front today. >> today is still going to be a great day. we will feel more heat and d.midity thisenweek we are still -- we still have dew nin its the upper 50' s. itis abomrtfole relativert to july. arlin,to 63. lversi spring, 60. martinsburg, 64. we do have some morning cloud cover, especially through parts of north central virginia. becoming mostly sunny today. continued cool. the average high, 88. partly sunny conditions tomorrow with thunderstorms late in the day. especially tomorrow night and then off and on through sunday. humid this weekend. time for traffic. >> i am thrilled with what is not happening on the highway. it is good on the beltway. they are public overnight construction out of your way in greenbelt. things should be gone near fedex field on 202 and route 50. there is lin
Jul 20, 2009 5:00am EDT
captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i am doug mckelway. alison has this day off. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's start off with steve rudin in the weather center. >> we are looking at a quiet morning so far. temperatures will remain below average for today. we are looking at a cluster of thunderstorms will to the south of's exiting the north carolina -- moving towards richmond. a could hit the southern suburbs in two hours or so. we expect the storms to diminish. morning temperatures in the 60's. highs around 80 degrees it chance of showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon. let's get an update of the rush- hour commute. >> bitter commuters because of road work at 118. one lane is getting through the construction project at 118. a clearro used -- it clears out when you get to father hurley boulevard. good on the beltway heading over into landover, near fairfax. all quiet on 95. it is quiet between richmond and baltimore. normal travel times. also good on 66,
Jul 3, 2009 5:00am EDT
national captioning institute >>> good morning, washington. i am doug mckelway. alison has this morning off. adam caskey has the all important holiday forecast. >> it is looking generally good. we have made a few changes mainly affecting sunday. sunday will have a few showers here and there. it will be a gray day more than a wet day. temperature-wise, right now, they are comfortable. not just in terms of temperature. it is very nice in terms of humidity. king george, 61. notice the rainfall totals. over half an inch in a couple of spots. here is the forecast. a lot of sunshine. high temperature of only 81. low humidity. we will talk about the next few days coming up. time for traffic. >> good morning to you. we are wrapping up a couple of work zones in maryland. northbound 270 near middlebrook. causing no problems. virginia roads are running nicely on 95 and 395. hov restrictions will be lifted today. keep in mind that the rea and mark trains will not be operating. a tow truck is on the scene. >> thank you. >>> if you are taking metro's red line, the trains will be runn
Jul 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
, gubernatorial candidates, face-to-face. "good morning washington" starts now. >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> top stories in a moment, but first a check on the forecast. we are live in the weather center. >> we're off to a warm day today. i guess some would call it hot, but it is all relative. highs in the lower-90's. a good thing about today is that it will not be too humid. 'eat but t'tales let's take as d inraan and rainfall yesterday. fm overarhee ras mrfong.r du kenc i'a'ofrangs for mr. duke's of your thunderstorm. g rklasbsburg picked up 1.3. yioungtleaarne s ar , sfa67 67, fallsshu.h65 at 65. -- waldorf, 67. take a look at that complex of thunderstorms to the midwest,th rough the ohio river value. that is not going to stay intact, so we're just expecting a little bit of cloud cover. but here is our forecast. a lot of sunshine from the thunderstorm complex. warm but not too humid. partly cloudy with a slight chance of a few storms. tomorrow, a few chances to see widespread showers and thunderstorms and the highs in the upper-80's aga
Jul 24, 2009 5:00am EDT
insists the rails are still safe. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good morning, washington. friday, july 24. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we will get to the breaking news about the deadly helicopter crash. we want to get started with an early look at your traffic and weather. >> brian, what a night we had last night. >> s r socngkitorms rocking stoc through the . some areas picked up near two es inch inches of rain. erov two inches in vienna. just under two inches in brandywine. it will be less humid this morning. here is a look at your forecast. partly cloudy with some patchy fog this morning. temperatures will be in the mid 80's. i do think there will be some outdoor time this morning. any issues with the fog? >> not with the fog. i will keep an eye on that. we have been keeping an eye on an accident as a result of the helicopter crash. we will give you details as far as the details of that wreck. between fredericks town a -- between hagerstown and frederick, route 70 is closed.
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